It's not really, but it felt that way when I bought it. I'm doing very well with my drastically reduced budget and haven't spent much on doll stuff in the last month or so. Although I keep adding dolls to my "list" I wasn't going to buy them unless they were on sale. However, I saw this doll at Walmart and my plan went all to heck.
Normally, I wouldn't buy a doll like this. I think it's weird that their clothing is molded to their bodies. But then I saw her and was all, "OMG! That's an old mold. I don't have that face!" I was sure she was out of production but the box said it was made in 2011. I wasn't going to chance it so I, [gasp!], paid full price of $10.97 for her. That's what old Fashionistas used to cost! And don't get me started on the bloated prices of Fashionistas these days.
Anywho. I just wanted her head, but I did find the rest of her to be interesting. She has an extremely small waist. So small that she can fit into a Monster High stand. She doesn't come with her own stand, but she should since she can't stand up at all. I guess she is supposed to be in mid flight. That one leg is permanently bent. You cant really even prop her against anything as she'll just fall over.
Regardless, she is very lovely. I like that her lips are only slightly opened instead of a full on smile. She also has a normal sized head, which was a major selling point. She has an ethereal quality that is quite fitting for a fairy. She rang up as Barbie Fairy Nikki. I could have sworn some blogs said she was a Christie. When I tried to do an image search of Black Barbie Nikki, 90% of the photos were of Nicki Minaj. 0.o
That skirt fits Monster High bodies but put it on a Fashionista and she goes from high school production costume to burlesque showgirl. The shoes will only fit this doll and my old Barbies from 20 years ago. They are too small for Monster, Liv and Fashionista. They are too long for Model Muse.
While she gives the appearance of a gentle waif, she sits like a drunken sailor. Compared to a Fashionista, she cannot sit up straight or close her legs while seated. Look at those big feet!
No matter, as she is rockin' out in her new body. I tried to dress her more demurely but she wasn't having it. She wanted to show off her new torso and defined abs. Who am I to argue?
Pants with belt are Bieber
Jacket is Liv
Top is a Barbie dress with the bottom removed
Shoes are Barbie